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St. Albert the Great Parish “O taste and see that the Lord is good”   Ps 34.8 10 Prestwick Drive SE, Calgary, AB, Canada T2Z 4J6 Phone: 403 257 6054          Fax: 403 257 6072 Charitable...











St. Albert the Great Parish


“O taste and see that the Lord is good”   Ps 34.8


10 Prestwick Drive SE, Calgary, AB, Canada T2Z 4J6

Phone: 403 257 6054          Fax: 403 257 6072

Charitable Registration Number 107909939 RR0084













1st Reading: Sirach 3.17-20, 28-29
2nd Reading: Hebrews 12.18-19, 22-24a
Gospel: Luke 14.1, 7-14










Today’s readings remind us of a chief virtue that characterizes the Christian steward: humility.  This is a virtue that is widely thought of as a form of self-abasement.  That understanding, however, is off the mark.  Humility is simply the awareness of who (and Whose) we truly are. 

On one hand, we are children of the Most High God who loved us into existence and who, by virtue of our Baptism, have the Holy Trinity dwelling within us.  On the other hand, we are children who are completely dependent on God for our existence and for every breath we take.

Our Lord speaks of true humility in our Gospel passage from Luke, telling the parable of the guests invited to a wedding banquet and instructing us not to seek a place of honor at the banquet table, lest a more distinguished guest arrives and we are asked to move to a lower place. 

Jesus has much more in mind here than an etiquette lesson.  He is reminding us that all glory belongs to God.  The visual image He offers in having to slink down to a lower seat at the table points out how silly we are when we forget to give God the credit for our blessings and talents. 

On the other hand, when we live in humility — recognizing that all we have is a gift from God and using those gifts to serve Him and others — then God “exalts” us by filling us with even more of Himself and His grace.

Jesus goes on to encourage us to serve and share our blessings with people facing circumstances that would make it impossible for them to offer us any worldly advantage or prestige — “the poor, the crippled, the lame.”  

Our attitude and how we serve and share should be centered on true humility — recognizing that we are all “little” ones in the eyes of God.  We are all His children; brothers and sisters invited to our Father’s heavenly banquet.  













Tue, Aug 30 @ 9:00 am              Frank & Carla Jane Romeo (INT)
Tue, Aug 30 @ 6:30 pm              Sebastian Ayoung (INT)
Wed, Aug 31 @ 9:00 am            O'Dwyer Family (INT)
Wed, Aug 31 @ 6:30 pm            Concepcion & Felipe Dalman (RIP)
Thu, Sep 1 @ 9:00 am               Andrews Family (INT)
Thu, Sep 1 @ 6:30 pm               Abraham & Cosmelita Romero (RIP)
Fri, Sep 2 @ 9:00 am                 Ed Antonishyn  (RIP)
Fri, Sep 2 @ 6:30 pm                 Imelda McDonald (INT)
Sat, Sep 3 @ 9:00 am                Rod McCormick  (RIP)
Sat, Sep 3 @ 5:00 pm                Irimeo Estoque (RIP)
Sun, Sep 4 @ 9:00 am               Joshua Eway (INT)
Sun, Sep 4 @ 11:00 am             St. Albert the Great Community (INT)
Sun, Sep 4 @ 5:00 pm               Charles Altura (INT)













We are pleased to announce Children's Liturgy will be coming back starting September 17, 2022.  We will begin registering children after all Masses this weekend.  We are also looking for more volunteers as we continue to rebuild from pandemic.  Volunteers for children's ministries are required to be registered with the parish for at least 1 year, provide 3 reference checks and be willing to submit a police background check.  If you feel called to this ministry please contact Carly at for more information.












St. Albert the Great St. Vincent de Paul needs jam and dish detergent.  Please drop your donations in the St. Vincent de Paul box in the Narthex.  Thank you for your support!














If you are going into grade 8 - grade 12, Summer2Inspire by Access52 is here to motivate, challenge and inspire you!  Space is limited, so feel free to sign up for one or all of our upcoming events.  There is no cost to attend, however, donations are welcome.  Join all or any of the sessions below (Tuesdays, 6 to 9 pm)

Promo Video


















The Diocese of Calgary is offering a training opportunity in providing bereavement support and care. This workshop is offered to those who are involved in the Pastoral Care Ministry in their parishes, and/or for those desiring to be better equipped in accompanying those dealing with grief and loss.

Topics to be explored include: What is grief and mourning and how it impacts our whole being; Grief as a spiritual journey; How the parish community can assist a grieving person; Practical ideas for a successful parish bereavement ministry.

  • When/where: Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at St. Luke's (1566 Northmount Drive NW, Calgary). 
  • Register online here or by contacting Sr. Mariflor at 403-218-5521.  Please register by Sep. 26.
  • For more information, visit:














Sacred artist Debbie Thompson Wilson has created a beautiful print of Saints Anna and Joachim for World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, and 50 limited edition high quality prints will be available to give away. 


Get it free for your elderly loved one(s):

  • Submit a photo from your visit with an elderly loved one (grandparent(s) or elderly in community/parish) taking place in July or August 2022.  Please submit photo by Aug 31 via email to (with caption, address, phone, and parish name), or submit online












There are a number of employment opportunities that are currently available in the Diocese of Calgary and beyond. 

  • Assistant Care Coordinator (FT) - Elizabeth House
  • NEW - Administrative Assistant (PT) - St. Thomas Moore, Calgary
  • Sacrament Preparation Coordinator (PT) - St. Luke's, Calgary
  • Administrative Assistant/Bookeeper (FT) - St. Mary's, Brooks
  • Executive Director - St. Therese Institute, Bruno, SK

Please visit for more information and application details. 














After two years of providing care packages to our guests during the time of the pandemic, Feed the Hungry is ready to resume hosting sit-down dinners for its guests with a Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday, October 9, 2022.  













The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is a unique program for bringing Christ to the 3-6 year old child.  This Catechist weeklong program will be held at St. Peter's Parish in Calgary.  The CGS catechist training is a wonderful way to learn your own Catholic faith in order to proclaim it to the youngest members of our parish and community.  The catechist course runs from Sept. 9-15, 2022. 

  • For more information or to register for the Catechist training workshop, contact Paula Sabatini at 






















The Retrovaille program is for married couples facing difficult challenges in their relationship.  A Christian marriage program, Catholic in origin, where couples of all faiths or no faith background are encouraged to attend.  A weekend away, designed to give your marriage a chance.  This program have helped tens of thousands married couples as it offers tools needed to rediscover a loving marriage.  Follow-up sessions will be provided after the weekend.


























Angels on High is an exciting outdoors adventure consisting of priests and community members with a goal to raise funds used to help build St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church building in Chestermere.

This year Angels on High will be hiking and camping in Kananaskis Country from Sep. 16 to 18 (hike on Sep. 17).  Outdoor Mass will be offered on Sunday, Sep. 18 at 8 am at the campground. 
















Resources & Announcements

  1. 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time  
    •  Who Is Being Carefully Watched?  We all know what it is like to be scrutinized by prying eyes and nosey noses.  We might be tempted to bloat ourselves up to look better, to garner the praise and esteem of others.  Jesus preaches some different behaviour today.  Don’t seek the exalted places.  Care for the poor, the cripple, the lame, the blind.
      • What tempts me to feed my ego? 
      • What can I learn by watching those who are humble?
      • What mercy work will I do to care for the sick and poor this week?
        (Source: Diocese of Springfield)
  1. Resources for children
    • Kid's challenge this week: In this Sunday's Gospel, Jesus talks about doing good deeds for others and expecting nothing in return.  We build up the Kingdom of God when we give in this way.  This week let us pray and make cards for children who are sick in the hospital, or those in your community or family. (Source: Sunday Connection)
  1. August/September 2022 Calendar Highlights
  1. Pope Francis calls for attention to the "mortal danger" facing Somalia | At the end of the recitation of the Angelus, the Pope’s thoughts turn to the population of Somalia and neighbouring countries, grappling with a serious humanitarian crisis also linked to an unprecedented drought.   “Starvation is now haunting the entire country.   We are seeing more and more families forced to leave everything behind because there is literally no water or food left in their villages."   Read more
  2. The Passion of John the Baptist (Aug 29)
    Local legends claim that St. John was put to death at about the time of the Pasch, a year before Christ’s Passion, but the feast of his death is kept today, the anniversary of the finding of his head at Emesa in Syria in 452.  Read more
  3. St. Gregory (Feast day Sep. 3) and God's decision
    Perhaps the greatest spiritual lesson for us in the witness of St. Gregory is discerned in his vocation.  Gregory correctly discerned that the Lord had chosen him for monastic life, but God would beckon Gregory beyond his own expectations in regards to how his vocation would serve the Lord’s will and purposes.  Read more
  4. Smudging and Catholic Liturgy with Fr. Cristino Bouvette
    A debrief with Fr. Cristino Bouvette on the Papal Visit liturgies.  Learn about the elements of indigenous inculturation seen, like smudging and praying in the four directions.  Listen to podcast















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